Top Ten Most Unlikable Movie Protagonists

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The Top Ten
1 Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Released in 2013.
Corrupt, selfish, no morals, and a slimy liar. The gross thing is that some people actually look up to this character.

That's the whole point of him. Great list. Another reason why DiCaprio is my favorite actor is this outstanding performance.

2 Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)

Played by Jesse Eisenberg. Released in 2010.
Unlikable in real life. What makes you think he'd be better in the movie, right? Scumbag weasel.

3 Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood)

Played by Daniel Day-Lewis. Released in 2007.
A bully, ruthless, cold, and immoral in the pursuit of wealth.

4 Louis Bloom (Nightcrawler)

Played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Released in 2014.
No morals, no soul, no compassion, no empathy. Terrible human being. I would have slugged this dude so many times during the movie. Funny thing is, he's based on a real, somewhat famous, scumbag stringer from here (Los Angeles). The real guy he's based on is also a completely disgusting human being.

5 The Lieutenant (Bad Lieutenant)

Played by Harvey Keitel. Released in 1992.
Corrupt, violent, lying, perverted pedophile, junkie thug bully.

6 Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane)

Played by Orson Welles. Released in 1941.
A horrible, cold human being who I felt no compassion for in the end.

7 Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)

Played by Malcolm McDowell. Released in 1971.
I actually start to feel kind of bad for him towards the end, but then I remember all the things he did and feel conflicted.

On second thought - how is he in Space Jam 2 yet Pepe Le Pew is gone?

8 Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) Travis Bickle, a 26-year-old honorably discharged U.S. Marine, is a lonely, depressed young man living on his own in New York City. He becomes a taxi driver to cope with his chronic insomnia, driving passengers every night around the city's boroughs. He also spends time in porn theaters and keeps a... read more

Played by Robert De Niro. Released in 1976.
I actually feel bad for him at times, given that he's obviously mentally ill and suffering from PTSD.

9 Davey Stone (Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights)
10 Enid Coleslaw (Ghost World)

Played by Thora Birch. Released in 2001.
Condescending, pretentious snob. I actually knew a girl just like her. I couldn't stand her.

The Contenders
11 Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)
12 Oscar (Shark Tale)
13 Oliver & Barbara Rose (War of the Roses)

Played by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Released in 1989.
Funny moments, but both are horrible people.

14 Nomi Malone (Showgirls)

This character is a psychopath who kicks a guy in the balls just for saying she can't dance. She also pushes Gina Gershon's character down the stairs, which could've (and should've) killed her. Honestly, all of the characters in Showgirls are unpleasant, but since Nomi Malone is the main character, all the other characters (except Andrew Carver) are just a little more likable.

15 Evan Hansen (Dear Evan Hansen)

Way worse than Oscar from Shark Tale.

16 Bella Swan (Twilight)
17 Earwig (Earwig and the Witch)

An incredibly manipulative sociopath who is easily the least likable and relatable protagonist in any Studio Ghibli film.

18 Vanellope von Schweetz (Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Just plain selfish, not to mention she ends up breaking a well-established rule from the first movie (and this is never addressed).

19 Surly (The Nut Job)
20 Bruce Robertson (Filth)
21 Ki-taek (Parasite)
22 Oh Dae-su (Oldboy)
23 Kikuchiyo (Seven Samurai)
24 Miyo Sasaki (A Whisker Away)

She is literally a stalker. A STALKER. I never really understood movie reviewers and their "unlikable protagonists" until I watched this movie. She stalks a boy in her school and literally jumps off a school balcony to confront two bullies who are gossiping about him. Later in the movie, she's crying on the floor saying, "I just want to hear him say... I love you." I would normally feel sorry for her in this situation, but here? No.

25 Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)
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